March 22, 2008
Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard walk inside the Field House on March 22 at the Hearnes Center in Columbia.
National Guard troops donned new patches as preparation for their deployment to Kosovo at the Hearnes Center on Saturday.
Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard salute during the intonation of the national anthem on Saturday morning at the Hearnes Center in Columbia.
National Guard troops donned new patches as preparation for their deployment to Kosovo.
Ryan Blaneck, 9, watches from the stands as his father, among 1,076 other National Guard Troops, was honored before his deployment to Kosovo.
Friends and family carried red, white and blue balloons in the stands of the Hearnes Center while National Guard troops were honored before their deployment to Kosovo.
Missouri’s Nick Marable beat Cornell’s Mack Lewnes during for third-place at 165 pounds Saturday at the NCAA wrestling championships in St. Louis.
MU’s Ian Berger threw seven innings of one-hit baseball Saturday against Baylor. Freshman Nick Tepesch didn’t waste the effort.
March 21, 2008
Jerry Thompson, a member of the Columbia Palette art group, prepares watercolor paints before sketching a cafe scene in Barnes & Noble on March 5. Thompson meets with fellow members of Columbia Palette each week to sketch scenes from daily life in Columbia.
Jerry Thompson observes the Barnes & Noble cafe while preparing a sketch for a watercolor painting March 5. Thompson shifted his focus to sketching and painting after practicing architecture for more than 42 years.
Jerry Thompson, a former architect and member of the Columbia Palette art group, adds watercolor paint to a sketch of a cafe scene in Barnes & Noble on March 5. Thompson's watercolor paintings lend an abstract quality to scenes from daily life in Columbia.
Jerry Thompson sketches a scene at Barnes & Noble on March 5.
Janette Pohlman creates cakes in many different current styles, including ones that resemble the bride's wedding dress. "The girls want the cake to look like their gown," Pohlman said. This cake, "satin allure," is made with a fondant to make it smooth and is garnished with edible pearlized and glitter icing, as well as edible flowers.
Puppet character Oyumi meets her daughter Otsuru, whom she had been forced to abandon as an infant ten years earlier in Tokushima, in the "The Scene of the Pilgrim's Song."
A 2005 production of the Kotobuki Shiki Sanbaso with University of Massachusetts student Sam Wood. The ritual dance is performed before every show to purify the theater.
Margaret Proctor Mulligan donated $6 million to the MU School of Medicine, which will endow more faculty positions than any other gift in the university's history.
Jennifer Kimball is the co-founder of Stop Traffic, an organization hosting the 2008 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference at MU's Memorial Union and Stewart Hall on Friday and Saturday. The conference features 13 different speakers, including some survivors of human trafficking.
Debi Hake plans weddings from her basement office in her home in Columbia. She said she is as involved in the wedding as brides need her to be, in some cases just helping the ceremony run smoothly, helping pick out the cake and even creating the invitations herself.
Watercolor art of Jerry Thompson
REID MATTHEW GARCIA